State Representative David Miller, R-Riverton, thinks the end is nigh. That’s why he’s introduced House Bill 85, which appropriates $16,000 for an end times task force. Says Miller of the apocalyptic threat:
“Things happen quickly sometimes — look at Libya, look at Egypt, look at those situations… We wouldn’t have time to meet as a Legislature or even in special session to do anything to respond.”
The bill recommends that the task force focus on the continuity of government in doomsday scenarios ranging from food and energy shortages to the complete breakdown of the Fed. Miller believes that if the country continues to go the direction it’s currently going in — straight down the financial tubes — that “this is the way any society ends up — with a valueless currency.”
It’s too early to tell if this bill will be dismissed as rapture-ready quackery or seriously considered as a civil defense measure. We’ll be watching other states closely to see if they undertake similar legislative action to prepare for the end.